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Most of the fountains at the Getty Villa in Malibu have been shut off to conserve water. (credit: Darleene Powells/CBS)

California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent In August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California’s drought hits home.

10/07/2014

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Rise In Home Sales, Fewer Investors Forecast For 2015 Housing Market

Experts believe California’s housing market will see fewer investors and a return to traditional home buyers as home sales rise modestly and prices flatten out next year.

10/07/2014

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On A Budget? Lisa Osbourne Shares Her Favorite ‘Mom Hacks’

“Mommy hacks” are tricks to cutting corners on a budget. And a local mom is sharing some of her favorites with CBS2’s Sharon Tay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/06/2014

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Report: Los Angeles Area Home To 368K High-Tech Jobs

More than 360,000 high-tech jobs have found a home in Los Angeles County in 2013, more than other regions with strong high-tech sectors, according to figures released by local economists.

10/06/2014

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GM Issues 2 More Recalls For SUVs, Mini Cars

General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

10/03/2014

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LA City Attorney Targeting Unlicensed Sellers Of Pharmaceuticals

City Attorney Mike Feuer announced plans Thursday to pursue misdemeanor charges against people selling pharmaceuticals without licenses at swap meets and other places around the city.

10/02/2014

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JPMorgan Says Data Breach Affected 76M Households

A huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said Thursday.

10/02/2014

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Los Angeles City Council Approves Minimum Wage Hike For Hotel Workers

The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that will raise the minimum wage for thousands of hotel workers in the city to $15.37 an hour.

10/01/2014

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7-Eleven Pairs With P90X Creator To Roll Out Healthier Options

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven rolled out a line of healthful foods Tuesday in more than 100 of its Southland stores.

09/30/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2014

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New Data Breach Threatens Albertsons Customers

The company said that in late August or early September, malicious software was installed on networks that process credit and debit card transactions at some of their stores.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2014

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LAX Unveils Automated Kiosks For International Travelers

Dozens of new automated kiosks that will allow some international travelers to pass through Los Angeles International Airport were unveiled Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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Wal-Mart Launching Mobile Checking Account

Wal-Mart is introducing a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate the overdraft and bounced-check fees traditionally charged by banks.

09/24/2014

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Mammoth Resorts Acquire Bear Mountain And Snow Summit Ski Resorts

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts and launch a new season pass for all its properties, the company announced Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2014

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Diamond-Studded Birkin Bag Sells For $185K At Beverly Hills Auction

A diamond-studded Hermès Birkin bag sold Tuesday for $185,000 at a Beverly Hills auction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

When summer gets too hot, it's time to cool things down! Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively poses in a wonderful cool-blue dress as she walks the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Movie Award. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

Rohan Marley, son of late reggae musician Bob Marley, displays a Marley Jammin' Roots Rock Speakerbag featuring an FM radio and a docking station for iPhones and iPods from House of Marley while wearing the company's Marley Destiny Trenchtown Rock headphones on press preview day at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The company says it emphasizes "Bob Marley's vision of one love, one world through eco-conscious products."  CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 126,000 attendees.(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

CES 2011 Debuts

All the latest in electronic toys, er, gadgets debuted this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

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